Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Jovana Capric – Education is My Activism!

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Jovana and I’m an entrepreneur. I am working on developing a food company. For now, I share my food for fun through my instagram.

What lead you to veganism?

At the age of 21 my dad died of a heart attack. At the age of 23 I met my current boyfriend and that year I was diagnosed with a heart murmur, leaky tricuspid valve,  high cholesterol, high blood pressure, polycystic ovarian syndrome, irregular menstrual cycles and more. I was clearly very sick and on the same path as my father. While I cannot reverse my heart murmur and leaky valve (because apparently I was born that way) all the other health problems I reversed when I turned 24. That year my boyfriend went vegan for ethics. I did not go vegan right away, I told him the only way I would go vegan is if I knew it was going to better my health. He sent me some videos and research from Dr Gregor and also told me how his uncle reversed his stage 4 cancer by going raw vegan. So I told him I would try it for a month. After a month I felt better and decided to stick with it. At the age of 25 I went to the doctor for a blood test to see where my health was at. My doctor was shocked to see my blood levels so healthy. That year I completely reversed everything! Today I am 27 and healthier than I’ve ever been! I love sharing my food on instagram so feel free to follow my journey @vegan_girlfriend. 

When you first went vegan how did you phase out your non-vegan food, clothing and other items?

I just stopped wearing all animal products right away. I still have old stuff I’m trying sell.

Do you believe we should show children the process of how animals are turned into meats?

I don’t think children should watch slaughter videos until they are about 10 years old. It’s very traumatizing to see how animal agriculture works. But I do feel like parents should explain to children what happens to animals for food, entertainment and clothing.

What does being vegan mean to you?

Being vegan means avoids any and all products that contain animal products (yes, even vaccines).

What forms of activism do you take part in?

Education is my activism. I educate my followers, family and friends. 

Favorite Vegan Related Movie?

What the Health

What’s your favorite Vegan restaurant?

In the world: Los Loosers in Mexico City
In the US: Christopher’s Kitchen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Please share your favorite vegan recipe?

I have a ton of recipes on my Instagram 🙂

Some encouraging words for new Vegans?

Just do it!

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What personal recommendations can you make for people to meet other vegans?

Social media and meet ups

What does living cruelty-free mean to you?

Not buying from companies that test on animals 

What are your favorite Vegan non-food products or companies?

Dimension Nails

What is the toughest Vegan item to find that you need?

None, it’s all easy.

Talk about a time when you struggled with your Veganism?

Never, my health and ethics is more important than taste buds.

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